Friday, September 14, 2012

Number Threes

Another trip down Memory Lane with the records that reached a top position of number three in my personal top ten between 1960 and 1965. Some more classics (and a few bummers) here:
1960: Beatnik Fly - Johnny & the Hurricanes; What In The World's Come Over You - Jack Scott; Stairway To Heaven - Neil Sedaka; Step By Step - Crests; That's Love - Billy Fury; When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Adam Faith; Love You So - Ron Holden (pictured); It Ain't Gonna Be That Way - Marv Johnson; Mess Of Blues - Elvis Presley; Girl Of My Best Friend - Elvis Presley; Mission Bell - Donnie Brooks; Rocking Goose - Johnny & the Hurricanes; Save The Last Dance For Me - Drifters; Put Your Arms Around Me Honey - Fats Domino; Stay - Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs; Counting Teardrops - Emile Ford.
1961: Many Tears Ago - Connie Francis; Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Shirelles; Gonna Love My Life Away - Gene Pitney; More Than I Can Say - Bobby Vee; That's It I Quit I'm Movin' On - Sam Cooke; Runaway - Del Shannon; Travellin' Man - Ricky Nelson; Surrender - Elvis Presley; That's Why - Donnie Brooks; It Keeps Rainin' - Fats Domino; You Don't Know What You've Got - Ral Donner; Let The Four Winds Blow - Fats Domino; Runaround Sue - Dion; Little Sister - Elvis Presley; God Country & My Baby - Johnny Burnette.
1962: Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley; Dear Lady Twist - Gary (US) Bonds; Do Re Mi - Lee Dorsey (pictured); Lucky Star - Gene Vincent; B'wa Nina - Tokens; Slow Twisting - Chubby Checker; A Night At Daddy Gee's - Curtis Lee; How Can I Meet Her - Everly Brothers; How Is Julie - Lettermen; Here Comes That Feeling - Brenda Lee; Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka; Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey; Things - Bobby Darin; I'll Never Dance Again - Bobby Rydell; Sheila - Tommy Roe; When Summer's Gone - Freddy Cannon; Sweet Little Sixteen - Jerry Lee Lewis; Welcome Home Baby - Shirelles; Spanish Lace - Gene McDaniels; I Can't Help it - Johnny Tillotson; Rumors - Johnny Crawford.
1963: It's Up To You - Rick Nelson; Trouble Is My Middle Name - Bobby Vinton; Come On And Love Me - Freddy Cannon; Wild Weekend - Rockin' Rebels; Let's Turkey Trot - Little Eva; Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson; Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts - Bob B Soxx & the Blue Jeans; Hot Pastrami - Dartells; Falling - Roy Orbison; It's Been Nice - Everly Brothers; Mad Goose - Piltdown Men; Surfin' USA - Beach Boys; One Fine Day - Chiffons; Shame Shame Shame - Jimmy Reed; Shake Shake Shake - Jackie Wilson; Mean Woman Blues - Roy Orbison; Sally Go Round The Roses - Jaynetts; Deep Purple - Nino Tempo & April Stevens; Fine Fine Boy - Darlene Love; Little Red Rooster - Sam Cooke; We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Big Dee Irwin & Little Eva; Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying - Miracles.
1964: Drag City - Jan & Dean; Anyone Who Had A Heart - Dionne Warwick; What Kind Of Fool - Tams; You're A Wonderful One - Marvin Gaye; Long Tall Shorty - Tommy Tucker; Ain't Nothing You Can Do - Bobby Bland; You Must Believe Me - Impressions; Little Honda - Hondells; Dance Dance Dance - Beach Boys; Going Out Of My Head  - Little Anthony & the Imperials; Night Train - James Brown.
1965: Leader Of The Pack - Shangri-Las (pictured); The Name Game - Shirley Ellis; Have Mercy Baby - James Brown; Stop In The Name Of Love - Supremes; It Ain't Me Babe - Johnny Cash; Ju Ju Hand - Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs; Action - Freddy Cannon; Don't Fight It - Wilson Pickett; You're Gonna Make Me Cry - O V Wright.


At 6:25 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Class list of no.3's. Nice and eclectic Nick; I think you might have taste!
John S


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